The Kremlin reminded the MMA fighter Monson about the necessity to swear allegiance to Russia
American fighter MMA Jeffrey Monson for entry into the Russian citizenship it is necessary to take the oath, reminded the press-Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
By law, only after reciting the oath will be deemed that the person admitted to the Russian citizenship, Peskov said. President Vladimir Putin’s decree of may 28, Monson gave the Russian citizenship.
“He is rather known person in the sports world in their discipline, the world famous, it became the basis for granting him citizenship. I want to note that this practice exists in many countries of the world,” explained Sands.
According to the representative of the Kremlin, Monson has fulfilled all the procedures required for obtaining Russian citizenship.
The desire to obtain Russian citizenship Monson said a few years ago. He has a tattoo with the image of a hammer and sickle monument “Motherland”, the stars and the words “freedom” and “solidarity”. In the summer of 2015 in an interview with Ruptly soldier said that he had a “Russian soul.”
In November of the same year, after the victory in the battle with the Russian Konstantin Scream in Moscow, Monson said he has received Russian citizenship. “I’m very proud to be Russian. I would like to thank everyone who helped me to obtain the passport. My dream is to step into the ring under the Russian anthem and the Russian flag,” said Monson of the ring (quoted by “R-sport”).
Later, the representative of the athlete Nikolai kaushansky said that the documents for obtaining Monson Russian citizenship are pending.
Russian citizenship had previously received American boxer Roy Jones Jr., the South Korean short-tremist Viktor Antonov, the Japanese figure skater YUKO Kawaguchi, an American snowboarder Vic wild.